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Prisoner on the loose after escaping a Teesside jail

Samuel Hill has escaped from prison Credit: Northumbria Police

A prisoner has escaped from jail in Teesside, the police has revealed.

Samuel Hill, 35, escaped from HMP Kirklevington on Monday, April 17th. He was serving a sentence for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

Hill has links to South Tyneside and enquiries are being carried out by Northumbria Police to locate him.

Northumbria Police is asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact them immediately on 999.


South Tyneside Good Friday parades: Where and when

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Hundreds of people are expected to take part in a series of traditional Good Friday parades in South Tyneside.

In South Shields there will be three processions:

  • One march will congregate at Living Waters Church in Laygate at 9am. They will travel to South Shields Market Place for a service at 10am.
  • The West Park procession will leave West Harton Methodist Church at 9.30am. The parade will travel to West Park for a service at 10am.
  • Another group of marchers at Horsley Hill will leave Marsden Road Baptist Tabernacle at 9.20am, making their way to Harton Primary School in East Avenue for a 10am service.

A series of road closures will be in place throughout the morning to accommodate the processions. Drivers are advised to follow the diversions.


Dog rescued from sinkhole in South Tyneside

A dog had to be rescued after falling down a sinkhole in South Tyneside.

The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service carried out the rescue operation in Whitburn, just after 12pm on Friday.

It is believed there was water in the hole and there were concerns that the dog may have been at risk of drowning.

Two specialist rope rescue crews from South Shields attended the incident on Mill Lane.

Two team members were involved in rescuing the dog from the sinkhole. It's believed there was water in the hole and the dog was at risk of drowning.

We do not know how big the sinkhole is at this stage.

It took 45 minutes in total to rescue the dog from the hole.

– Spokesperson, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service
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